The Latest Fact Checks curated by Media Bias Fact Check 9/08/2021

Each day Media Bias Fact Check selects and publishes fact checks from around the world. We only utilize fact-checkers that are either a signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) or have been verified as credible by MBFC. Further, we review each fact check for accuracy before publishing. (D. Van Zandt)

Claim Codes: Red = Fact Check on a Right Claim, Blue = Fact Check on a Left Claim, Black = Not Political/Conspiracy/Pseudoscience/Other

Claim by Joe Biden (D): Women are “disproportionately impacted by voter ID laws — especially married women who change their names, or those whose IDs do not accurately reflect their gender.”

Politifact rating: Mostly True

Are women disproportionately impacted by voter ID laws?

FALSE Claim via Social Media: Ivermectin Products Are Just For Animals.

Lead Stories rating: False (Ivermectin can treat human parasites and other conditions; however, it is not recommended for treating Covid-19)

Fact Check: Ivermectin Deworms Livestock AND Treats Human Parasites, But Manufacturer Does NOT Recommend It For COVID-19

FALSE Claim by Conservative activist Brenna Spencer: “the only person ‘hurting’ if I don’t get the vaccine is me. So mind your own business”

Health Feedback rating: Incorrect (The unvaccinated are more likely to get infected and spread covid-19 endangering more people.)

A person’s decision not to vaccinate affects others, as unvaccinated people are more likely to get infected and spread COVID-19

TRUE Claim by Steve Hilton (Fox News): Joe Biden’s approval rating dropped 10 percentage points among independents.

Newsweek rating: True (Some polls show that)

Fact Check: Did Joe Biden’s Approval Rating Among Independents Suffer Double-Figure Drop?

Claim by Viral Image: the image shows US troops eating at a Pakistani homeless shelter

Check Your Fact rating: False

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show US Troops Dining In A Pakistani Homeless Shelter?

FALSE (International: United Kingdom): Claim by Daily Mail: No healthy child has died from Covid-19 in the UK.

Full Fact rating: Incorrect. (Six under 18s with no underlying health conditions died from Covid-19 in England before the end of February 2021.)

Daily Mail understates the risks of Covid-19 to children – Full Fact

Daily Mail Rating

Disclaimer: We are providing links to fact checks by third-party fact-checkers. If you do not agree with a fact check, please directly contact the source of that fact check.

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